Wednesday, October 14, 2015

British Columbia prepares for the Great Shake Out 2015

Living along the active fault line of the North Pacific means that occasionally the earth is going to shift and things are going to rattle, more so for Haida Gwaii of late, but something that North Coast residents should keep in mind as well.

Towards better preparation should the earth move under our feet, the Province is reminding British Columbians of The Great British Columbia Shake Out, a day dedicated towards understanding what you need to do and how to be prepared for earthquake activity with some helpful advice on wha to do should an earthquake strike.

Taking place tomorrow, Shake Out BC Day is part of a worldwide awareness and practice session where we all will Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:15 AM.

You can learn more about that simple process of protection from this information page from the Great BC Shake Out

Individuals can register their family,  while Teachers can get their classes involved with the Thursday event through the events registration page.

So far the Participant totals for the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District stands at 5,654 which is half of the totals reported for the entire Northwest to this point.

One of the keys when it comes to Preparation is to have the right plan and proper resources on hand at your home, school or place of work, you can learn more about that from Prepared BC

One item to test out is found on the home page for the Great BC Shake Out where you can check to see how secure your family room is for any rumbling, with a video game of sorts that gives you a certain amount of time to earthquake proof your home before it starts to shake.

More on information on the Shake Out program and how you can participate can be found here.

On Thursday, you can follow along and see how the province has fared through the Shake Out BC twitter feed

As a reminder of some of the seismic action in recent months along the North Pacific fault line, see our archive page here.

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